Multiple pulmonary arteriovenous malformations with background hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Recurrent nose bleeds.

Patient Data

Age: 12 years
Gender: Male

Multiple pulmonary nodules are seen on the chest radiograph, the largest in the right mid-zone.  There is a prominent vessel leading to this nodule.

Intravenous contrast enhanced CT demonstrates multiple pulmonary arteriovenous malformations ranging in size from small to moderately large.

Case Discussion

The multiplicity of AVMs and history of epistaxis suggests hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), also known as Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 10510
Published: 18th Aug 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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